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Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center


 Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board


Annual Report Fiscal Year 2017

Annual Report Fiscal Year 2016

Full Board & Committee Meetings Schedule

Land Use/Quality of Life Meetings Schedule

Mission of UCAB

The Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board (UCAB) represents approximately 300,000 residents in the area of the county that is north of Shady Grove Road and including the communities of Boyds, Clarksburg, Darnestown, Damascus, Derwood, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Goshen, Laytonsville, Hyattstown, Dickerson, Barnesville, Beallsville, Tobytown, Washington Grove, Montgomery Village, Poolesville and parts of North Potomac. If you are uncertain if you live in the upcounty service area, please call 240-777-8040.

The 20-member board advises the County Executive, County Council on area needs and priorities such as transportation, human services, environment, public safety, other issues of local importance, and the Director of the Upcounty Region. It also reviews and comments on the County capital and operating budgets and master plans; assists with strategies to tailor services to regional needs; and conducts workshops and forums. Some members represent the Board on other County committees.

Members serve three-year terms without compensation, attending monthly meetings on Monday evenings and occasionally on Saturdays at the Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown. Members are also expected to serve on at least one subcommittee which meets approximately one evening every month on its own schedule.

How to Join

Applications for membership on all County committees are solicited through press releases to the news media, advertisements on Montgomery County Cable Channel 6, and mailings to umbrella civic associations and community groups that have requested them. Individuals may be on the mailing list maintained by the offices of the County Executive. Notices of vacancies are posted in the government centers and libraries. Press releases describe the duties of the committee for which membership is being solicited, outline special requirements for membership, request a resume including home address and home and office phone numbers, and include a deadline for application. Applicants respond to requests for membership by submitting a letter and resume to the appointing authority indicating interest in serving on a specific committee.


The 20 members of the UCAB are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council to serve 3-year terms. Membership represents a cross-section of citizens living or working in the Upcounty region, generally defined as that area north and west of Shady Grove Road. Criteria for the Board's membership include diversity of background and employment, relevant experience, expertise and geographic balance. The office of the County Executive announces board vacancies through press releases to regional and neighborhood newspapers. Those interested in becoming UCAB members must submit resumes to the County Executive for consideration. The UCAB meets each month (except August) on a pre-determined Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the  Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center:

12900 Middlebrook Road
Germantown, Maryland 20874
Contact 240-777-8040 or send E-mail to for information about meetings.

Members of the Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board 2016-2017

Arthur Edmunds, Chair Laytonsville
Mark Firley, 1st Vice Chair Montgomery Village
David Rosenbaum, 2nd Vice Chair Germantown
Dennis Barnes Montgomery Village
Brian Donahue Clarksburg
Andrew Dibonge Clarkskburg
Thomas Ferleman Germantown
B. Scott Graham Comus
Mamady Kamara Gaithersburg
Darlene Kerr Germantown
Kevin Linck Montgomery Village
Linda Moore Montgomery Village
Robert Nelson Goshen
To bi Printz-Platnick Boyds/Germantown
William Roberts Gaithersburg
Chengbiao Tu Shady Grove
Kraig Walsleben Damascus
Ian Weston North Potomac
Joel Yesley Gaithersburg
Alan Young Gaithersburg

Full Board Committee and Meetings Schedule

The Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board and its Committees meet monthly on designated Monday evenings at the Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center (unless otherwise noted). See schedules below for dates and times.

12900 Middlebrook Road
Conference Room A,
Germantown, Maryland 20874.

The Center is located at the intersection of Middlebrook Road and Route 118 adjacent to the Germantown Commons Shops.  All UCAB and committee meetings are open to the public.

Special accomodations may be provided upon 3-5 days notice. Please call:
Phone: 240-777-8040 


2016-2017 Full Board Meetings Schedule

 Meeting Dates                            Agenda                                        Meeting Summary                       
September 19, 2016 View View
October 24, 2016 View View
November 7, 2016 View View 
December 12, 2016 View  View
January 30, 2017 View View
February 27, 2017 View View
March 20, 2017 View View
April 24, 2017 View View
May 15, 2017                  View View
June 19, 2017 View View
July 17, 2017 View View
August 2017 No Meetings No Meetings

2015-2016 Board Meeting Schedule

2015-2016 UCAB Full Board Meeting Dates Agenda Meeting Summary
September 21, 2015                                                                       View View
October 26, 2015 View View
November 16, 2015 View View
December 14, 2015 View View
January 25, 2016-Budget Forum (Rescheduled due to Blizzard) No meeting No meeting
February 8, 2016 (Budget Forum) View  
February22 , 2016 View View
March 21, 2016 View View
April 18, 2016 View View
May 16, 2016 View View
June 20, 2016 View  
July18 , 2016 (planning retreat) View View
August 2016 (No meetings scheduled) No meeting No meeting

2016-2017 Land Use/ Quality of Life Committee Meetings Schedule

Meetings are scheduled on Mondays at 7:00 pm at the Upcounty Regional Center
(unless otherwise noted)

Committee Meeting Dates Agenda                         
October 10, 2016 (Land Use) Cancelled View 
October 17, 2016 (Quality of Life) View
Novembery 14, 2016 (Quality of Life) View
November 21, 2016 (Land Use) View
December 5, 2016 (Joint Meeting) View
January 9, 2017 (Land Use) View
January 23, 2017 (Quallity of Life) View
February 6, 2017 (Land Use) View
February 13, 2017 (Land Use) View
March 6, 2017 (Land Use) View
March 13, 2017 (Land Use) View
April 3, 2017 (Land Use) View
April 10, 2017 (Quality of Life) View
May 1, 2017 (Land Use) View
May 8, 2017 (Quality of Life) View
June 5, 2017 (Land Use) View
June 12, 2017 (Quality of Life) View

2015-2016 Land Use and Quality of Life Committee Meeting Schedules

2015-2016 UCAB Land Use and Quality of Life Meetings Agenda
October 19, 2015 (Joint Meeting) View
November 2, 2015 (Land Use Committee) View
November 9, 2015 (Quality of Life Committee) View
December 7, 2015 (Joint Meeting) View
January 4 , 2016 (Land Use Committee) View
January 11, 2016 (Quallity of Life Committee) View
February 1, 2016 (Land Use Committee) (Cancelled due to Budget Forum) No meeting
Februay 8, 2016 (Quality of Life Committee) (Budget Forum held) No Meeeting No meeting
March 7, 2016 (Land Use Committee) View
March 14, 2016 (Quality of Life Committee) View
April 4, 2016 (Land Use Committee) View
April 11, 2016 (Quality of Life Committee)


May 2, 2016 (Land Use Committee) (Meeting Cancelled) Meeting canceled
May 9, 2016 (Quality of Life Committee) View
June 6, 2016 (Land Use Committee) View
June 13, 2016 (Quality of Life Committee) Meeting canceled


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